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Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
obama and michael morrell who was a deputy director of this cia who was president bush's national security briefer and had given his morning briefing when all hell broke loose and he spent the day flying with the president and gave me the prospective have that day was perceived with the inner circle. and said agco commander who had had a severe parachuting accident. he broke his bill this man was in a hospital for a while. and then had them moves abetted to his home. literally in his hospital bet at home watching on television as the attacks of september 11 to place. he spent his time serving as steel unit's commanding seal team six that the united states would go to war and his unit and the men would go to war and basically he was left out. he was not in any condition to walk at that point*. interesting to see where he ends up 10 years later. for my purposes that is registered its. to be, other trade that killed loathsome a bin laden as exciting as it is that is the last 40 minutes of the tenure story the most remarkable is the abolition to target people and all that has gone int
Nov 11, 2012 4:00am PST
director michael morrell who is a career agency analyst, michael morrell has now stepped in as acting director again. i think that is, from the standpoint of the cia and the establishment of the u.s. intelligence office the most positive thing you could say. >> thank you, david corn and thank you, dee dee myers. >>> coming up, buy romney lost i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dolla
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Nov 15, 2012 3:00pm PST
of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could not defend against a coordinated attack. >> i'm appalled that the administration could not anticipate the escalating violence and failed to step up the security measures to protect the diplomats. further more, we have seen blunder after blunder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. >> democrats caution the colleagues about jumping to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11. >> reporter: for the decision not to notify congressional leaders the c.i.a. director faced f.b.i. investigation over affair with the biographer paula broadwell. the attorney
Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
me and i'm sure to you that the acting cia director michael morrell would stumble so badly. do you think if it was an innocent mistake it adds fuel to the fire, doesn't it? >> that's right, wolf. look, this was -- the event took place on september 11th. mistakes in the early days are understandable because of the fog of war, conflicting reports. you can sort of excuse that. but this far later it is unfortunate. listen, mike morrell, the acting director of the cia, he had been senate confirmed as the deputy prior to this, he is a career officer, very well respected. i'm sure he's furious for having made the mistake and being give cgiven bad information. there is no excuse for it this late in the game. these meetings were so important to be making those kinds of mistakes now. >> you say it is not an insignificant mistake that mike morrell made? >> no. i don't think so. i mean the administration got itself into trouble, particularly ambassador rice got herself in unnecessary trouble just being so assertive on television and denying the possibility that you had an organized terrorist a
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
at the fbi's handling of the case. nancy pelosi was briefed by petraeus' replacement mike morrell many said they were surprised they weren't told but many experts said the fbi did the right thing. it's impacting the investigation into the attack in benghazi. petraeus was supposed to testify but no longer wants to, which has angered some folks in the senate. as for the debate, the fbi should have told mem where he -- members sooner. they are required to notify intelligence community. >>> so why would swhown has everything, power, command, respect, throw that away for an extra marital afairmt marriage counselors said many times it's a matter of opportunity, seeking love from someone special in their lives. instead of looking at it at home, they turn to another. >> people forget and maybe don't want to work with the relationship that they were in, that they can get same feeling and more from their own partner. so they think -- petraeus probably made the mistake of realizing that there were gaps. there are feelings that were unmet and instead of going into the relationship, he felt th
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
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Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
intelligence community was said to have made the edit. michael morrell told senators the fbi was responsible. then later, cia officials contacted the senators and said the acting director misspoke, and it was actually the cia that changed the talking points. as we said last night, it is a bit of a mess and a real headache for president obama who defended susan rice today but did not mention libya. >> all right, guys, thank you. we want to get back to work. >> mr. president, can you care to -- >> thank you so much, guys. >> can you tell us about that? >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job that she has done. >> here to talk about it, the former cia officer, he is a senior fellow at the defense of democracies, also joining us, national security contributor, fran townsend, president bush's homeland security adviser. currently sits on the advisory committee. fran, you have been at a white house when a nominee or potential nominee has been in trouble. you know what a high stakes meeting this was, yesterday, between ambassador rice and three of her toughest crit
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
over the c.i.a., michael morrel. >> now, patreus will not have to testify. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that general patreus is not under investigation. we tried to reach paula bodwell unsuccessfully. >> an inappropriate relationship also cost the c.e.o. of lockheed martin. he admitted to having a relationship with a subordinate employee and was asked to resign immediately. he was an executive and supposed to take over as c.e.o. in january. >> tonight, two teenagers have been arrested. they're accused of killing a cab driver in d.c. the victim's body was found inside this taxi which caught fire earlier this week near g gallaudet university. >> if you're going to do that, bud why you kill the person although police aren't releasing the victim's name, he just purchased a house for his wife and kids. >> it's a dangerous job. it's not easy. >> the two teens are from maryland, one of them from waldorf. >> we initially received some tips and that led us to witness information. >> wednesday night, a few feet from the dorms of gallaudet university, police witnessed the lincoln tow
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00am EST
the utmost confidence in acting director michael morrell and men and women of the c.i.a. to work every day to keep the nation safe. going forward my thoughts and prayers are withday and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work and i wish them best at this difficult time." the resignation comes five days before he was to testify before the house and intelligence committee investigating the murder of ambassador in benghazi and three other. he will not be testifying but lawmakers want to hear from him at some time. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they were stunned by the news today. they did not see it coming. many release statements praising petraeus, his years of service to the country. sources close to petraeus say he is adamant about this was his decision, not pressured. it had nothing to do with benghazi and he was looking forward to testifying. the timing of his resignation, raised eyebrows around washington today is. >> andrea: thank you, bret baier will have more in the next hour on "special report." kimberly, i talked to so
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
, michael morrell said the fbi was responsible and then the cia contacted senators and said the acting director misspoke and it was actually the cia who changed the talking points. we said last night, it's a bit of a mess and a real change for president obama who defended susan rice today, but did not mention libya. >> guys, thank you. we want to get back to work. thank you so much, guys. >> any talk on that at all? >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job she has done for the u.s.. >> here to talk about it the former cia officer raul gerecht and also joining us, fran townsend. she was president gorge w. bush's homeland security adviser, serves on the cia's external advisory committee. fran, have you been at the white house when a potential nominee is in trouble with a member of congress. you know what a high-spakes meeting this was. a lot of preparation goes into a meeting like this, and that makes it more surprising to me, and i'm sure to you, that the acting cia director, michael morrell would stumble so badly. first, saying the fbi, changed those public talkin
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
michael morrell will take over. cia chief michael hayden explains why. >> i smn people are saying that they were hopeful that general petraeus personally would testify, but, frankly, you want the agency to testify. you want someone who is knowledgeable about the event, what the agency knew, what the agency did, and mike morrell is fully qualified to do that. at some later dade they may want general petraeus to come back in. i understand that. the hearings -- the cia will be there telling -- >> mike morrell is filling in as cia director until president obama chooses a permanent replacement. >>> we can finally call florida for president obama. you can see that he won by just a hair over 70,000 votes. >> here is the matt. president obama ended with 332 electoral votes. mitt romney got 206, but the bigger machine really here was eight. that is the number of toss-up states captured by the president. that is a clean sweep. and while the presidential race is officially over in florida, one of the state's congressional races is still undecided. the latest totals show a close race between first
Nov 12, 2012 10:00am PST
testify on thursday as originally scheduled? >> well, i think we should go ahead with mike morrell and the way it is now set up. but i also think that the community should know that this is not sufficient. and i have no doubt now that we will need to talk with david petraeus. and we will likely do that in closed session. but it will be done, one way or the other. >> there's a lot of speculation now about paula broadwell, and what she said, in particular, in a speech in denver, where she claimed to have classified information that the motive for the attack on the consulate and the annex in benghazi was to free some libyan militia prisoners who were being held by the cia in benghazi. do you have any information about that? >> no, my staff has checked and they were told that this isn't correct, this isn't true. we'll see. this is something that we need to check out and check out carefully and we will. >> what about the fact that she appeared to have classified information. is there some way that she would have classified information, other than what she might have gotten from general petr
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
confident that acting director morrell is catch tent to represent c.i.a. in hearing about benghazi. >> some lawmakers say they must hear from the former director so he can explain why on september 14, three days after the consulate attack he told lawmakers it was like a flash mob and why he seemed so wedded to the administration view that the anti-islam video was to blame. >> at the time, he presented the conversation to congress on september 14, whether or not he has been told by then or learned by then he was under investigation. that he consciously or subconsciously that could have altered what he told congress. >> we need to hear from david petraeus as well. ultimately, we need to hear from secretary clinton. i'm sure she is willing to talk about it. >> f.b.i. agents raided the home of petraeus' mistress paula broadwell, lawmakers question the timing of events unfolding at a lightning pace after the election. >> why would the raid on the ladies' just happen this week? if this investigation had been going on for months? so i think the f.b.i. has a lot of questions to answer. >>
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
cia director mike morrell will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, the committee's chairwoman, insists the resignation has nothing to do with the attack, which killed four americans. >>> president obama will meet with the labor and business communities before sitting down with congressional leaders from both parties on friday. the president says he wants to build a consensus for his approach to avoiding the potential economic catastrophe. senior democratic and republican officials say they're confident they can reach a deal on a spending plan before the end of the year. that's when hundreds of billions of tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect, possibly sending us into say deep recession. economists warn we may feel the effects of the budget standoff long before new year's eve. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and nervousness growing both in the markets and corporate boardmarooms. it's going to be a rough two months for the u.s. economy. >> president obama says he's willing to compromise to reach an agr
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Nov 13, 2012 2:00am PST
director mike morrell will now testify. here is what congressman said. >>> the one who probably knows most about what happened or didn't happen in benghazi. if this is looming over his head when he went to brief the senate did that talk about the story that was told. it begs more questions than answers. >>> bottom line is it caused us not only more questions than answers but a lot of pain for the petraeus family. it makes a black eye on the intelligence community. >> you can't help but think of his family. >>> now time for a look who is talking. fox news contributor peters is talking about. >> he believes it is the most important part of the developments. he is point to go what the administration knew and what they knew it. he thinks the story is coming to light baulz of concerns over petraeus testifying before congress about benghazi. it appears the white house is lying again just as it was lying about benghazi. the key detail is a time line. who knew what when attorney general holder did know months ago with tabout the investigati. it eric holder did not tell nor warn his good frien
Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
, named by the president yesterday, michael morrell, a 32-year veteran of the agency, seeing the u.s. against every major crisis. he has assumed a leadership role. and been involved in the benghazi incident. i know for a fact he has been very passionate about every development. now there are some members of congress who still say we want to see david petraeus in that chair, but it is not really clear if that will happen, right now, it is michael morrell. >>> thank you very much. >>> ahead, deadly violence in the gaza strip, and violence between the countries. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. limb >>> palestinians in gaza say there was wounds from an artillery attack. medics say tank shells hit the area, wounding at least 24. the firing happened in galvesza after a tank shell hit the area. >>> and as cnn's ivan watson shows us, turks are afraid they could be dragged into this brutal war. >> reporter: the war in syria is spilling across the
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
will take place. house intelligence leaders want to talk to acting cia director morrell to find out who knew what and when. >>> reporter: the sex scandal that brought down former cia director petraeus moves to capitol hill today. house intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus's rester nation as head of the spy's significance. he left when news of his affair with paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any undercasion -- >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelley received threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelley is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
' deputy michael morrell to take over at the cia and released this statement, thanking petraeus for his service. quote, by any measure, through his lifetime of service, david petraeus has made our country safer and stronger, going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. now, this comes as the cia and the obama administration faces scrutiny about that benghazi attack. erica? >> what can you tell us about the acting director, kristen, mike morrell? will he now testify, again? as you heard this week is the hearing on the benghazi attacks? >> that's what is expected. michael morrell is a career agent at the cia. he joined back in 1980 when he was 21 years old as an economic analyst. what's so interesting is that he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden. so president obama has an immense amount of confidence in michael morrell and that is giving him confidence as they head
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
hearings about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi but now acting director michael morrell will take his place. >> don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: senator diane feinstein says petraeus could still be called to testify at some point in the future. and the affair started two months after petraeus took over the cia. so far paula broadwell has been quiet about the relationship. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. it's been two weeks since hurricane sandy but for tens of thousands of frustrated and beaten down victims the nightmare is not over yet. some are trying to rebuild from scratch. for others the issue is power. this morning in new york and new jersey some 73,000 customers remain without electricity the. that means no heat or no hot water. most are on long island. over the weekend there were protests against the long island power authority. mark strassman has our report. >> reporter: new york's veterans day parade was also
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
joined by acting cia director mike morrell. the meeting could serve as a real test whether rice would still be in for a fight over her possible nomination as secretary of state. >>> elsewhere on capitol hill, it's back to the bargaining table for lawmakers facing a year-end fiscal cliff. yesterday the white house took a hard line insisting tax rates have to rise on the rich. and warning that any more delay on a deal could ruin consumer confidence and hurt-day retail sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with all of those details. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. as we track negotiations over the next few weeks, keep in mind that the key sticking point seems to be how do you get people who earn over $250,000 to contribute more? limit their deductions? close loopholes? or raise their tax rates? today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle-class family will owe uncle sam another $2,
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
affair. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. meanwhile members of the senate intelligence committee are asking how come we didn't kn about this fbi investigation of petraeus until after he resigned? the fbi uncovered the extramarital fair with petraeus' biographer paula broadwell after a second female jill kelly contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e- mails from broadwell. >>> on this veterans day some of our vets angry and frustrated about their post moment medical care. according to the wash -- post deployment medical care. according to the washington guardian newspaper the obama administration has not made a decision in a timely fashion on whether or not vets will get their care. >> they're suffering through wounds physical and mental and the va system can't handle it all. >> i know as far as medical stability and things like that, veterans are looked at, they're scrutinized. this is i find totally offensive. >> recognize that the government does what they can to try to help the veterans, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparent
Nov 12, 2012 2:30am PST
, mike morrell is expected to testify in his place. andrea mitchell who broke this story late last week will join us later on on "morning joe." >>> as congress returns tomorrow, members will be confronted with a looming showdown over the deficit and how to avoid the fiscal cliff, the year-end deadline that will trigger tax increases and staggering spending cuts if congress files act. according to "the wall street journal," the white house is going to have an aggressive campaign, that will take the president outside of washington to build support for his proposals. it's a much different approach from the private, closed-door negotiations with republicans that failed last year. >>> the president will also meet with labor and business leaders later this week, in an effort to repair relations and build support for his plan before he sits down with congressional leaders on friday. just days after the president reiterated his hard line on not extending tax cuts for the wealthy. bill crystal suggested his party should be open to new ideas. >> i think honest debate, fresh thinking, leadership i
Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
, reporting. >> later this week rice will meet with acting cia director mike morrell as well as senator susan collins of maine the top republican on the homeland security committee. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax pledges. some are now open to changes. dick durbin plans to lay out a proposal for a bipartisan group deemed the gang of 8. they have been working on a plan to reduce debt. if the lawmakers don't pass a plan by the end of the december tax hikes and budget cuts kick in. >>> a cyber monday tradition for federal officials took dozens of websites offline. it was the third annual crackdown on websites selling counterfeit merchandise. the sites were shut done after copyright holders that sports, dvds and other goods investigators bought on the websites were fake. the sites now display a banner that explains what happened. >>> robbers in san francisco are stealing iphones at an alarming rate. now, some people are trying to do something about it. at this beauty shop in the russian hill area, workers are warning customers t
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
a problem with me. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell is testifying today. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed. the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she is scheduled to talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> oil giant bp has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. $4.5billion for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. 11 people were killed in an oil rig explosion and the resulting oil leak caused severe environmental damage. bp plans to plead guilty to obstruction for lying to congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. >>> president obama is seeing the aftermath of superstorm sandy firsthand today. he is touring the damage and checking in on the recovery effo
Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
president is confident that act director morrell is fully informed and capable of representing. >> hear from david petraeus as well. >> i can't imagine why secretary petraeus would not come up here and testify. >> tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> far from it. >>> san francisco getting ready to take a major step forward in planning for a new warrior sale. here's what's happening in a couple of hours now. >> live look at the bay bridge. we will give you an update what else is going on for your wednesday morning commute. >>> a major step regarding the basketball arena for golden state warriors. the budget committee expected to approve the start of environmental reviews out there waterfront arena being planned. mayor ed lee and warriors planning to make what they are calling a major jobs announcement regarding that arena. and concerning those warriors, they will be honoring former coach don nelson in tonight's ball game. team celebrating nelson's induction into the naismith memorial basketball hall of against the atlanta hawks tonight. check this out. special performance by painter david g
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
about the attack in benghazi on the u.s. consulate. now, the acting cia director, michael morrell, is expected to testify in his place. that has upset some lawmakers who say petraeus is key to getting answers. lester? >> kristen welker tonight, thank you. >>> now to the other big story that has consumed washington in the days since the election. the so-called fiscal cliff looming at the end of the year. if democrats and republicans can't come together and agree on a deal to avert it, taxes are going to go up for most americans. we get the latest tonight from nbc's mike viqueira. >> reporter: today top democrats drew a hard line. it's either higher taxes on the wealthy or the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. >> if the republicans will not agree with that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire, and we'll start over next year. >> reporter: this as one influential conservative called on republicans to give ground. >> let's have a serious debate. don't scream and yell where one person says, you know what? really? the republican party's going to f
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00am PST
morrell is fully informed and capable of representing the cia in a hearing about benghazi. >> jay i want to go back to something that was just asked. about susan rice. if she was to go before a confirmation hearing -- >> for you i'll break the hypothetical rule. >> nobody 0 else. >> thank you. if she were to go before a senate confirmation hearing could she answer questions with a simple yes? are questions answerable? >> i'm not sure what you're asking, april. again, i'm not going to speculate about personnel matters and who will or will not be participating in nomination hearings. you know, i can tell you that the president believes that ambassador rice has done an excellent job, as the united states ambassador to the united nations, and i believe that -- and i know that he believes that everyone here working for him has been transparent and in the way that we've tried to answer questions about what happened in benghazi and going back to briefings that we had again and again, that the information that we provided was based on the available assessments at the time, and as those asse
Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
, morrell, was also here for private meetings the big expectation tonight is that petraeus himself will come forward to testify about the benghazi attack, not his own troubles, as early as tomorrow or friday. now there are some differences among republicans about what is the best way to get to the bottom of what happened in benghazi, some say the current investigations are sufficient. but john mccain and others are calling for a watergate-style with broader authority to investigate. >>> kelly o'donnell, thank you. as we mentioned, the president was conciliatory towards mitt romney. mitt romney, for his part, has laid low with his family since the loss. but today, his post-campaign remarks are surfacing. he was on a conference call with major donors today. what he said about what went wrong is already getting some attention tonight. nbc's peter alexander just back after covering the campaign, here with us in the studio. >> reporter: brian, good evening, as you know this conference call just wrapped up hours ago, governor romney blamed this defeat on what he described as big gifts that th
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
providing intelligence. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell joined rice's capitol hill meeting to help her field questions. danielle nottingham cbs 5. >>> president obama is making a public case this week for his approach to avert the "fiscal cliff." he is meeting today and tomorrow with small business owners and middle class families and he will visit a small business in pennsylvania on friday. negotiations with republicans continue behind closed doors. a democratic senator says his side is willing to discuss reform of medicare and medicaid. >> the math just doesn't work anymore. not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living longer. >> republicans are signalling they're open to compromise but so far, they still oppose the president's idea to raise taxes on the wealthy. instead, republican leaders want to limit tax deductions and loopholes without an agreement. across-the-board tax hikes will take effect on january 1 without an agreement. here's a breakdown of what would happen. for households earning 20 to $40,000, the tax increase would be $1,200. f
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
investigation. nbc news has learned that acting cia director mike morrell ordered the investigation to make sure that petraeus did not use any agency resources improperly. the fbi has already cleared the general of mishandling classified information. the fbi says his mistress paula broadwell had classified information, but it came from researching petraeus' career for his biographer. they spoke to broadwell three weeks ago about the information. they finally told intelligence director james clapper about their investigation four days later. >>> melissa mollet live at the live desk in the middle east. >> a cease fire between israel and the gaza strip has now collapsed as palestinians continue cross-border attacks and israelis launch additional air strikes. rockets from gaza hit several sites on southern israel. israel spopded with the attack on the house of the hamas commander. egypt's prime minister is visiting the gaza strip. there might actually be a live picture. more than two dozen people have been killed in the past three days of fierce fighting between militants in those areas. f
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. console at in benghazi, libya. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. some lawmakers say they still need to hear from petraeus. >> from my point of view it is essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered his extramarital affair with paula broadwell after a second woman, jill kelly, reported receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. kelly and her husband knew petraeus and his wife socially. there is no evidence of involvement between kelly and petraeus. in washington, randall pinkston, cbs 5. >>> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software. and now john mcafee's name is wanted following a murder. he is wanted for questioning in the shooting dow jones of his 52-year-old name. the victim and mcafee had a apparently long-running feud. >> they had a relationship and sort of a history of quarreling, which without knowing the facts it seems to be why they would want to talk to him. >> now this isn't mcafee's first scrape with authorities -- scrape with authorities. h
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morrell accompanied rice today, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing -- having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true. and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote. rice and the president have a special relationship forged during his first campaign. much closer than his cordial working relationship with hillary clinton, the iconic secretary of state rice would be succeeding. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: and today the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might say, obsession on comments made on sunday's shows seems to me and to many to be misplaced. >> reporter: rice told the senator she wanted a chanc
Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
like you to respond to what jessica moreau morrell said. she said it's time for an honest conversation about network reliability in the wireless age. we need to talk about how to make her networks dependable when we need them were most. >> it's an interesting question. if you think about our wireless network, all backed up with battery, mostly generators, if you think about our central offices the lost power again, 300 central offices, we actually have commercial power and batteries and generators in preparation for the storm, we had starting generators topping off fuel in a few locations. and so i think it's a fair question and one that i'm confident that we have already asked and we will continue to ask and there will be room for improvement. we want to continue as we get better and manage power. i am very comfortable with where we sit today and how well we have come through the storm. >> host: what has been improved since katrina in 2005. >> guest: i was thinking a little bit about 9/11. part of what has improved, peter, is we ourselves are resilient. we know how to handle major dis
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
military or intelligence operations or can they carry on smoothly? >> well, mike morrell, the second in charge, i think, is an excellent individual, has the president's confidence and can carry on in the interim. i don't feel general petraeus was a tremendous asset at the cia. it's unfortunate. i respect his decision under the circumstances. in the interim i believe the agency continued to function under mr. morrell. >> what kind of holes will this leave? >> i have questions about the whole matter. first of all -- excuse me -- how something about emails went to the level of the fbi, how the fbi could have been investigating it this long, and yet, you know, general petraeus was involved, director petraeus was involved. for me if it was the fbi director had the obligation to tell the president or the national security council at the earliest state so it seems to be going on for several months and, yet, now it appears that they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up, and you have this type of investigation. the fb
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deputy, now acting director replacement, mike morrell is going to testify in his place. one, are you going to insist on hearing from petraeus at some point? do you think there is a link between his resignation and events in benghazi? >> in the events in benghazi and his resignation, absolutely not. if you really think this out, everybody will come to that same conclusion. with respect calling director petraeus or former director petraeus before the committee, that will be a committee decision. the hearing began with director of national intelligence and mike morrell who is now acting director of the c.i.a. matt olson of the counterterrorism center. >> i'll ask about the hearing in a second. do you think you need to hear from petraeus? >> we may well. and we may well ask. i think that is up to the committee. i think we should have the first hearing which is the way they want to set it up. committee will make a decision. >> chris: let's turn to the hearing. it's not a hearing. it's an inquiry. what is your biggest question, your biggest concerns as you begin this inquiry to what happen
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